Dusty Miller (milledu01)
Charles Bradley Miller
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 170 lb.
- School Niagara University
- Debut September 23, 1889
- Final Game August 20, 1899
- Born September 10, 1868 in Oil City, PA USA
- Died September 3, 1945 in Memphis, TN USA
"Cincinnati is negotiating a trade of 'Dusty' Miller for Sockalexis." - Sporting Life of July 31, 1897
"No one believes here that 'Dusty' Miller will wear a Cincinnati uniform next season." - Sporting Life of November 13, 1897
"Saturday the city was startled by a well-defined story that 'Dusty Miller' had been swapped to Philadelphia for Big Sam Thompson. . . Ewing and Bancroft had been talking of such a trade . . . as stories go it was magnified into a bona fide trade." - Sporting Life issue of January 29, 1898
" 'Dusty Miller' is wanted, and wanted badly, by Milwaukee for next season." - Sporting Life of October 21, 1899
Dusty Miller was the first major leaguer to come from Niagara University. Most of his major league at-bats were with the Cincinnati Reds from 1895 to 1899. He was the regular right fielder for the Reds in 1899 for most of the season, but was apparently gone before 19-year-old Sam Crawford came up with the team.
During his time in the majors he seemed to constantly be the subject of trade rumors.
His minor league career lasted from at least 1888 to 1909.
In 1897 it was reported that Miller and Jesse Burkett had had a "run in" during a game a couple years earlier, and had not talked to each other since then, but had now made up.
In the summer of 1906 it was reported that he was running a saloon in Memphis.
He is not to be confused with another Dusty Miller, also an outfielder, also a National League player, who was in the majors in 1902. That Dusty Miller played in the minors mostly in the Western League and the Western Association, and briefly in the Southern Association, while this Dusty Miller played several seasons in the Southern Association while only briefly in the Western Association. On occasion the press referred to this one as "the first Dusty Miller".
"Hoy and 'Dusty' Miller are Cincinnati's crack run-getters." - from Sporting Life of June 6, 1896
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1895)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1895)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1896)